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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Nov 18, 2011 12:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1971-11-14 - Texas Christian University, In-Depth Review

This review is far too in depth for me! You need to dial it back on here a little deniro, you just come on way too strong!!

Seriously though, besides a handful of legendary performances like 2/18, 4/29 or 7/2, I personally find 1971 to be rather overrated. It's not nearly as compelling to me as the high-energy psychedelic excursions of '67-'70, or the jazzy, cosmic marathon performances of '72-'74.

That said, I strongly prefer the fall of '71, when Keith joined the band - some great shows there. And the 10/31/71 Dark Star is, IMHO, a top 5 all-time version of that song...